What a week! and Easy Turkey Breakfast Patties

What a crazy week it’s been! Kody ended up getting sick yesterday, so I was home with him most of today. I must have been tired and rundown, because I slept 2 hours this afternoon while he napped! I definitely need to work on getting to bed a bit earlier. I’m more likely to stick to my workouts and I make better food choices.

I’m behind on posting some recipes, so here is one from Alisa at Paleo in PDX. You can see her recipe for Easly Turkey Breakfast Patties¬†here. I try to keep things as easy as possible since the kids keep me busy, so I just cooked it as a bulk sausage.

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Easy Turkey Breakfast Patties/Sausage

1 lb ground turkey breast
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp ground sage
1/2 tsp dried margoram
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp pepper
dash of cayenne

Combine all ingredients. Mix well with your hands. Cook over medium-high heat in a skillet.

I used the meat to make an egg bake, pictured below.

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I made 2 versions. The one above has onion, red pepper, turkey meat, eggs and a little cheddar cheese. I make another version for the kids without the vegetables. They loved it! I will definitely make this again.

January is quickly coming to a close. I haven’t lost a lot of weight, but hopefully I’ll end up with a loss for the month and get moving in the right direction. I’m already starting to think about what my February goals will be!

Ups & Downs, & Healthy Meatloaf

The past few days have been full of ups and downs. I’ve had some things going on that I can’t talk about on here quite yet. It’s had me excited one minute and feeling defeated the next. When I’m down in the dumps I make much worse food choices. But things are looking up again, so my diet is better too.

After my wii Biggest Loser workout last night, I decided to get on my treadmill for a little bit. Now I remember one of the reasons I stopped using it. It’ll be running just fine, then will abruptly stop! That isn’t safe, so I think I need to get it serviced before I use it again.

Thanks to Cyndi over at Healthy A-Z, I tried a new recipe the other night. My adaptation is below. The original meatmuffin recipe came from here. I made this when the kids weren’t around so they wouldn’t know there were veggies in it. Cameron, who loves meat, gobbled it right up! Allison and Kody won’t eat much meat, so Kody wouldn’t touch it and Allison finally ate a couple bites of it.

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Healthy Meatloaf

1 lb ground pork
2 lbs ground beef
1 zucchini squash
1 big onion
1 egg
1 tsp garlic powder
4 Tbsp whole wheat flour *
salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste

* The original recipe calls for almond meal, which I was anxious to try. But because of it’s pricetag, which I blogged about here, I needed to make a substitute.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Peel the zucchini, dice it and put in a food processor with the onion. Process until you have really fine crumbles, or more of a puree like I ended up with. Mix all of the ingredients. Press into a large loaf pan. Bake for approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

I like the crispier pieces on the end, so next time I will make this as meatballs. I will probably also make it on a broiling pan so all the juices (there is a lot of water in the veggies) can drip off and keep the meat from being quite so juicy.

I’m off to get ready for Date Night! Looking forward to a rare night out!